How Advanced Technologies Minimize False Alarms in Flame Detectors

Posted by TechStar on Jul 2, 2024 10:30:00 AM

In industrial settings where flammable materials are handled, flame detection systems are an important layer of safety programs. False alarms in these systems disrupt operations and can risk desensitizing personnel to alerts. Different flame detection methods have different false alarm profiles in different applications. Advanced flame diagnostic technologies have been and are being developed to enhance these systems, including to reduce false alarms. Among these technologies, artificial neural networks (ANNs) stand out as a promising option, offering false alarm reduction.

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Topics: MSA, Safety, Flame Detection

Radar and Ultrasonic - The Best of Both Technologies

Posted by TechStar on Jun 13, 2024 8:37:00 AM

When should you use Ultrasonic? And when is Radar more suitable? Thanks to our industry leading technology, and built-in DATEM echo discrimination algorithms in our software, you can usually count on ultrasonic level sensors to get the job done for you. However, there are some instances where you want to consider using a radar sensor.

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Topics: Level Solutions, radar, Pulsar

Is the Equipment or Process you Manage Affected by Quad-O?

Posted by TechStar on Jun 5, 2024 9:25:00 AM

What is “Quad-O”?

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOO is colloquially known as “Quad-O”. It is a regulation under the Clean Air Act meant to identify emissions sources in oil and natural gas operations contributing to pollution and reduce emissions. The emissions of methane and VOCs from oil and gas equipment used in the production and processing and the transmission and storage of natural gas are affected.

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Topics: Flow Meter Solutions, Fox Thermal, Thermal Gas Mass Flow Meters, Flow Solutions, flow

YNOW2024: A Yokogawa Users Conference

Posted by TechStar on May 30, 2024 1:46:00 PM

YNOW2024: Impact Your World will showcase best practices, methodologies, and emerging digital technologies from end users, Yokogawa, KBC (A Yokogawa Company) and our partners.

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Topics: Yokogawa

The Power of Wireless Machinery Protection

Posted by TechStar on May 15, 2024 8:55:00 AM

In the fast-paced and demanding landscape of process industries, maintaining operational efficiency is paramount. Any disruption, no matter how small, can cascade into significant downtime, lost production, and hefty repair costs. However, with the advent of wireless machinery protection solutions, such as SKF Axios, industries ranging from chemical plants to paper mills are experiencing a transformative shift in how they manage and safeguard their critical equipment.

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, SKF

Monitoring Auxiliary Machines In Pulp & Paper

Posted by TechStar on Apr 24, 2024 2:25:00 PM

The myriad number of machines used in producing pulp and paper that are considered as balance-of-plant or auxiliary machinery. Here you will see a number of machines that are not adequately monitored or not monitored at all but still have a sizable impact on maintenance costs, production downtime and quality. Where are these machines, and what kind of cost-effective monitoring solution would be needed to monitor them?

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, BK Vibro

Five Mistakes When Selecting a Flowmeter

Posted by TechStar on Feb 8, 2024 1:13:00 PM

Flowmeters play a critical role in today’s process world. As technology has advanced through the decades, a variety of flowmeter technologies has expanded the ways, customers, control and monitor their utilities, steam, fiscal metering, etc. Today, a few of the top flowmeters on the market are the Coriolis, magnetic, vortex, ultrasonic, differential pressure, and variable area meters. Several other technologies, such as turbine, thermal mass, and positive displacement, are also available. Since each flowmeter has positive and negative attributes, careful consideration is required to avoid purchasing a technology that is inappropriate to the application.

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Topics: Yokogawa, Flow Meter Solutions, Flow Solutions, flow

Are You Prepared for Ammonia Gas Leaks?

Posted by TechStar on Feb 1, 2024 10:42:00 AM

The potential dangers associated with ammonia gas leaks necessitate a thorough understanding of the risks and implementation of stringent safety measures. Ammonia is a commonly used industrial chemical, serving various purposes across different sectors. The potential dangers associated with ammonia gas leaks necessitate a thorough understanding of the risks and implementation of stringent safety measures. In this post, we explore the general dangers of ammonia gas leaks and critical safety precautions to help protect people, property, and the environment.

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Topics: MSA, Gas Detection Solutions, General Monitors, Fixed Gas Solutions, Safety, Flare Gas

Unlocking Knowledge: A Glimpse into TechStar University's POI Preview

Posted by TechStar on Jan 24, 2024 9:37:00 AM

Explore the fundamentals of essential measurements in any process industry with TechStar University's Training & Development program and the "POI Preview" course—a four-hour FREE session offering a sneak peek into the extensive four-day Principles of Instrumentation Class. Let's delve into the practical benefits and agenda of this immersive preview designed to enhance your understanding of crucial industry measurements.

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Topics: Training, Basic Instrumentation Training, process technical training, hands-on process technical training, process instrumentation and controls, TechStar University

5 Ways You Can Revolutionize Your Process With Thermal Flow

Posted by TechStar on Jan 19, 2024 8:16:00 AM

QuadraTherm with qMix is like no other thermal flow meter on the market. Patented sensor design coupled with an advanced algorithm set in the QuadraTherm brain delivers all the data you need in one flow meter. Learn 5 revolutionary ways QuadraTherm sets you apart and makes you and your process smarter.

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Topics: Flow Meter Solutions, Thermal Gas Mass Flow Meters, Flow Solutions, flow, Sierra Instruments

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